McDonald is a borough in Allegheny and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Pittsburgh. In the past, factories of bottles, oil-well drilling tools, flour-mill products, etc., existed here. Oil and coal were and still are procured in the area. The population was 2,282 at the 2020 census. Of this, 1,644 were in Washington County, and 638 were in Allegheny County.

McDonald’s government includes an elected mayor, an elected seven-member borough council and an appointed borough manager/secretary-treasurer. The borough’s tax collector is also elected. The mayor, council members and tax collector are all elected to four-year terms. All of the council seats are at-large.

The borough is served by the Fort Cherry School District.



9th Annual McDonald Area Community Wide Yard Sale Map

Click here for map


Friday, May 31st – Family Movie Night

Heritage Park. Friday May 31st at dusk.  Featuring Trolls Band Together.  Full Concession Stand.  Click here for event flyer


Saturday, June 1st – National Trail Day Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast at the McDonald Trail Station. Saturday June 1st 8:00am to noon.  Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, milk – adults 8$, children $4. Click here for event flyer


Saturday, June 1st – 9th Annual McDonald Area Community Wide Yard Sales

McDonald Area Community Wide Yard Sales averages over 50+ yard sales each year, and last year we had an additional 20+ vendors at the park. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday June 1st. For additional details see McDonaldPennsylvania’s Facebook page.
This will be our 9th year holding this event, and last year’s was the biggest so far. Not only can residents have a yard sale at their home, but we also have a space for out-of-towners to come and sale at Heritage Park (this was a big turn out last year). Vendors and Crafters welcome!
There is also a pancake breakfast at the McDonald Trail Station from 8am to 12pm happening in town that day. Eat-shop, shop-eat.
A map of the registered yard sales will be available a few days prior to the event. Click here for event flyer


Saturday, June 1st – Cruisin’ Car Cruise

Cruisin’ Classics Car Show June 1st at Heritage Park.  11am to 4pm.  DJ, activities for kids, 50/50 raffle.  First 50 cars free dash plaque. Free admission. No registration fee. Click here for event flyer


Saturday, June 1st – Summer Kick-Off Party

Hosted by the Heritage Public Library. 11:00am to 4pm. Food Trucks! Children’s games/activities. Free giveaways. Basket raffles. Craft Vendors.


Monday, June 3rd – Borough Council Meeting

McDonald Borough Council June monthly meeting.  All meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7pm at the McDonald Borough Building. An agenda will be posted on the agenda page of this website when available and at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

This is the invite for the 2024 McDonald Borough Monthly Meetings if you opt to participate virtually.  When it comes time to join the meeting, please use the link below that says “Click here to join the meeting” on your smartphone or PC.

                The Teams app will launch and allow you to join as a guest

                When the browser window presents with three (3) options, select the option to Continue in Browser… and provide your name as a guest



June 11th thru Aug 8th – McDonald Summer Tennis Program

At Heritage Park’s Harry Collins Courts.  Registration forms available at McDonald Borough Office, McDonald Chinese Restaurant, and McDonald Pharmacy.  Please register by June 1.  (412) 997-7066



McDonald Trash Collection  – Effective July 1st, 2022 McDonald trash collection will be serviced by County Hauling.  Regular trash collection will be every Wednesday and recycling pickup is every other week.  If you need to contact County Hauling, phone number (724) 929-7694 or email

Keep updated on McDonald Boro news on Facebook; “McDonaldPennsylvania”.

MS4 Compliance Documentation – OUR PETS & STORMWATER POLLUTION Help prevent pet-waste pollution. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

MS4 Compliance Documentation – CAR WASHING POLLUTION PREVENTION Protecting fish and other aquatic life from harmful pollutants. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

MS4 Compliance Documentation – FALL FOLIAGE FOULS STORMWATER RUNOFF Reap the benefits of proper leaf disposal. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER

The Washington County Transportation Authority (Freedom Transit) provides bus service between McDonald and Washington with stops along the route. Bus stops are at Havloch Commons (Coal Street),  Giant Eagle (Station Street), and Heritage Library (4th Street). Other stops along the way include the Senior Center in Cecil, Senior Center in Canonsburg, Shop n’ Save in Canonsburg, Pike Inn in Houston, The Meadows and shopping areas in Washington. The service operates Monday thru Friday 6:45a.m. – 7:30p.m. with trips every 90 minutes. For more information please visit

Parking in the Borough on Saturdays and Sundays is free at all meters.